Alfred

Alfred

[al-fred, -frid]
noun
a male given name: from the Old English words meaning “elf” and “counsel.”
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Alfred
masc. proper name, O.E. Ælfræd, lit. "elf-counsel," from ælf (see elf) + ræd "counsel."
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alfred

(count of) German officer and head of the general staff who developed the plan of attack (Schlieffen Plan) that the German armies used, with significant modifications, at the outbreak of World War I.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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